This workshop was originally presented at the Code(Her) Conference hosted by DC Web Women non-profit in September 2014. It’s a beginner level workshop for wordpress website owners, designers, & administrators.
Now you can download the entire slide deck for free! (more…)
Have you ever been right on the cusp of something awesome and then all hell breaks loose?
Before I get into the gory details, let’s start with – I ain’t got no laptop :( It’s been weeks. I whined. I b*tched and moaned. I procrastinated getting it fixed because because because it cost monies! Now I’m waiting for the techies to send it back. I blame it (partially at least) on resistance.
Do you know what that is?
It’s the cosmic baddie in your brain that gets in the way every time you’re about to level up.
Some call it self-sabotage. Some call it a funk. Some call it you-are-a-huge-flakey-wakey. It happens to everyone and this time it happened to me in the form of not paying attention and being clumsy with my laptop so it fell off the bed and the screen shattered. (more…)
The Twitter card. What the what?
Let’s take a deep dive into these new(ish) little buggers and figure out how to install them onto your website, what sizes of images you’ll need to set them up, how to integrate them directly with your email newsletter (like Mailchimp), plus some case studies of Twitter cards in action.
Friday, August 8 at 4:00pm eastern /1:00 pm pacific
Doug, the talking dog from Pixar’s UP!
Tell me if this happens to you ever:
You’re sitting down at your computer looking at your screen. You’re gonna get some work done today, d@mnit! And then you check the clock and 10 minutes have mysteriously rolled by and you haven’t done anything. At all.
It’s screen suck!
When I open my computer I am super motivated with task list in hand. As soon as the screen turns on my mind blanks out. It’s so weird! It makes me feel like a hopeless puppy. SQUIRREL!
By Ben Moore via Unsplash
You know those slick and fancy rotating slideshows that are ALL the rage now on everybody’s websites?
Well, it turns out those are actually terrible for your website traffic and actually hurt your business! Whaaa?
But they look so FANCY! I know.
Studies have shown that us web browsers have now developed what is called “banner blindness”.
The last time you checked your Facebook profile, what ads were on the side bar? Don’t remember? That’s banner blindness. (more…)